Drummondville: an elderly pedestrian in critical condition

Drummondville: elderly pedestrian in critical condition


A pedestrian was hit by a car and seriously injured on Monday morning in Drummondville, in the Centre-du-Québec region. 

The drama unfolded. was produced shortly before 7 a.m., at the corner of Des Chutes and Mercure boulevards.

According to the authorities, a motorist stopped at the stop sign before resuming his journey. “In all likelihood, he would not have seen the pedestrian who had entered the intersection,” said Sergeant Louis-Philippe Ruel, spokesperson for the Sûreté du Québec.

The pedestrian, an octogenarian, was hit by the vehicle before falling heavily to the ground.

He suffered serious injuries which lead to fears for his life.

As for the driver of the car, he was also taken to hospital to treat nervous shock.

The intersection was completely closed to traffic to allow collision investigation specialists from the Sûreté du Québec to do their work.